New Mutants director Josh Boone has shared a piece of fan art by Ashley Guillory of Wolfsbane, one of the heroes likely to be depicted in the film, with the hashtag #MaisieWilliams. While hardly an official casting notice, this may signal that Williams, best known as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, has been cast in the part of Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane.
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Williams was rumored to have been in talks for the role early last year, though at the time 20th Century Fox reported that news of her casting was false. Williams later made comments that indicated she was still in talks for the part, meaning her casting was not a done deal, but still possible. The same rumors also placed The Witch actress Anya Taylor-Joy in the running for the role of Magik, though those rumors have had little traction since Fox denied the initial reports.
If Williams has indeed been cast as Wolfsbane, she would be the first principal castmember to be revealed. New Mutants is currently in pre-production for an unspecified release date.